Occidental College and Lettuce Office Create an Electrifying Urban Hillside Solar Array in Los Angeles

April 23, 2013 by  
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Occidental College recently powered up an urban hillside solar array that combines science, engineering, urban design and art. Occidental faculty collaborated with the environment design and research firm, Lettuce Office , to create a subtle shifting, rotating design that challenges the design of normal, utilitarian solar arrays . Two-thirds of the array’s 4,886 panels are installed on a southwest-facing campus hillside. With panels mounted just 2-3 feet above the ground, the low-profile array hugs the topography of the slope in a fluid form based on a mathematical expression known as a hysteresis loop . “[This] project represents a new paradigm for arrays as architectural objects that, like buildings, are expected to contribute aesthetically to their environment,” says Occidental President Jonathan Veitch. Read the rest of Occidental College and Lettuce Office Create an Electrifying Urban Hillside Solar Array in Los Angeles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: lettuce office , occidental college , solar array , solar design , solar installations , solar panel art , Solar Power        

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Diederik Schneemann Constructs a Table from Flip-Flops Found Along Kenya’s Beaches

April 23, 2013 by  
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Dutch designer Diederik Schneeman recently added a new object to his wonderful collection called Flip Flop Story. Crafted from used flip-flops washed ashore in Nairobi, Kenya, this unique new table brings new life to lost soles. Read the rest of Diederik Schneemann Constructs a Table from Flip-Flops Found Along Kenya’s Beaches Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , Diederik Schneemann , dutch design , Flip Flop , Flipflop Story , kenya , Milan Furniture Fair , nairobi , recycled , Recycled Materials , table        

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